GILLRAY, James (after)The first kiss this ten years! – or – the meeting of Britannia & Citizen François. (Weimar, Industrie-Comptoir, 1803)

Plate: 225 x 172mm; Sheet: 249 x 197mm; hand-coloured etching; left outer margin slightly cut, old folds

A French soldier kisses a fat Britannia. On the wall behind are two framed portraits of Napoleon and George II, seemingly shaking hands. This is a reduced German version of Gillray’s caricature published 1803 by Hannah Humphrey in London.

Broadley E. 34; cf. BM Satires 9960; Broadley A 343 (for the Humphrey issue)

EUR 350,-